Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
Download your free local map
Mill Lane, Bathampton, Bath, BA2 6TR
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Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
For customers of the local pub/café
Bathampton is a pretty village on the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. What better starting place for a great family day out exploring a canal!
Near by is Bath City Centre with it's Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings, Thrimble Mill to name but a few...
Or go the other direction and cycle up the towpath to Claverton Pumping Station, built by John Rennie to supply water to the canal.
Celebrating our volunteers
83-year-old John Webb, who volunteers at Dundas and Bathampton, has recently been awarded a Gold Volunteer Award
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
The Kennet & Avon Canal is so pretty, it's almost one giant picnic area! So bring your rug and enjoy the tranquil sounds of canalside life.
The canal is a green ribbon running through the town, get out and see some great wildlife and experience nature close at hand. As well as the resident ducks look out for herons, cormorants and water voles.
By car - there's a car park for customers of the pub
By bus - bus route 265 goes from Bath City Centre to Bathampton village
By boat - download our visitor mooring maps for Bathampton and the wider Bath area. You'll also find one of our permanent mooring areas in Bathampton offering some boating services
Download our free regional guides
Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit